Faith of Our Fathers: Abraham Lincoln’s Daily Devotional

ABRAHAM LINCOLN Alexander Gardner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Abraham Lincoln, in his Second Inaugural Address, quoted Matthew 7:1-3, a scripture which has become inextricably linked to the papacy of Pope Francis: "Let us judge not, that we be not judged." Lincoln sought to move this nation forward with as little hate as possible; and so he repeated that "judge not" line when Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts called for Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, to be hanged.In 1858, speaking in Springfield, he delivered what has b … [Read more...]

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Catholic Priests Lean Right; Episcopalians–Well, What Did You Expect?

Priests are Republican

Joe Carter, writing over at the Acton Institute Power Blog, has just pointed out a quirky little fact: Catholic priests vote Republican, while Protestants vote Democratic.In a way, I'm surprised:  That statistic seems to stand against the common perception of Catholics as defenders of social justice (hence liberal) and Protestants as Bible Belt conservatives.But on the other hand, most Catholics are vehemently opposed to the Democrats' golden calf of abortion-on-demand.The Acton I … [Read more...]

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Alabama Senate Finds a Work-Around to Avoid Same-Sex Marriage

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In the Bible Belt state of Alabama, folks don't take too kindly to the idea of same-sex marriage. Over the weekend, demonstrators rallied in support of traditional marriage between one man and one woman. And now, the state may stop issuing marriage licenses to anyone.That's because this week, in anticipation of a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage, the Alabama Senate voted 22-3 to eliminate marriage licenses altogether. If Alabama's SB377, which has now gone t … [Read more...]

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